Rider Profile - Thys Oosthuizen

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Typography

Thys Oosthuizen was born into a family with a love for cycling. He took up cycling at the age of 11 and rode until the age of 18 when his life took him on a different path.

Vital Statistics

Name: Thys Oosthuizen

Age: 42 Years

Country: South Africa

Date of birth: 10 February 1976

Place of birth: Potchefstroom

Height: 1.83 m

Weight: 82 kg

After a few years away from cycling Thys returned at the age of 36 and has spent the past 3 years racing with the semi-professional Team Bestmed outfit. Thys has represented South Africa at the Masters World Championships in 2016 and is planning future attempts at the World Masters Hour and Pursuit records on the track. Thys is a devoted family man and father of two. His son Jason Oosthuizen is already a national champion at u23 level and lists his father Thys as his role model and also his coach.

Major Achievements

2018

South African National Road Championships

  • 1st Road Race
  • 1st Time Trial

1st on General Classification Tour of Good Hope (5 Day Tour)

Provincial Road Championships

  • 1st Time Trial

1st Rand Water Race for Victory 110km

1st on General Classification Swadini Veterans Tour (4 Day Tour)

2nd Bestmed Cycle 4 Cansa 103km

2017

South African National Road Championships

  • 2nd Road Race
  • 2nd Time Trial

Provincial Road Championships

  • 1st Road Race
  • 1st Time Trial

1st on General Classification Tour of Good Hope (5 Day Tour)

1st Polokwane Cycle Race

4th Tsogo Sun Amashova National Classic

1st on General Classification Swadini Veterans Tour (4 Day Tour)

1st on General Classification Clover Lowveld Tour (4 Day Tour)

South African National Track Championships

  • 3rd 750m TT
  • 1st 3000m Pursuit
  • 2nd 1500m
  • 1st Scratch Race
  • 2nd Points Race

 

2016

Masters World Road Championships

  • 4th Road Race
  • 11th Time Trial

South African Road Championships

  • 2nd Time Trial

2nd Value Logistics Fast One 97km

6th Maluti Double90 180km

1st Rand Water Race for Victory 110km

1st Wilro Lions Cycle Race 114km

4th 947 Telkom Cycle Challenge 95km

South African National Track Championships

  • 2nd 750m TT
  • 1st 3000m Pursuit
  • 1st 1500m
  • 1st Points Race
  • 1st Scratch Race

Provincial Track Championships

  • 1st 750m TT
  • 1st 3000m Pursuit
  • 1st Points Race
  • 1st Scratch Race

 

 

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